GLSA-200405-09 : ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability

High Nessus Plugin ID 14495


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200405-09 (ProFTPD Access Control List bypass vulnerability)

ProFTPD 1.2.9 introduced a vulnerability that allows CIDR-based ACLs (such as to be bypassed. The CIDR ACLs are disregarded, with the net effect being similar to an 'AllowAll' directive.
Impact :

This vulnerability may allow unauthorized files, including critical system files to be downloaded and/or modified, thereby allowing a potential remote compromise of the server.
Workaround :

Users may work around the problem by avoiding use of CIDR-based ACLs.


ProFTPD users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the package:
# emerge sync # emerge -pv '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.2.9-r2' # emerge '>=net-ftp/proftpd-1.2.9-r2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14495

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200405-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/08/30

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:proftpd, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/05/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0432

GLSA: 200405-09